Dan McCarthy at the Great Leadership blog has kindly featured a guest post of mine, in which I discuss an important lesson of Amish business, taking my key from a visit to an Amish carriage shop. Here’s the beginning; follow the link to read the rest: I recently gave the teenage son of an Amish friend a lift. Amish don’t drive of course, but generally…
If you missed it, Serving the Amish author James Cates answered your questions in the comments section of our previous post. I’ll share a couple of them here (plus three of my own at the end of this post). First, from Loretta: Amish often have large families and children are considered a blessing from the Lord. What I haven’t understood is why it is hush-hush…
Speaking recently with someone wanting to film the Amish, I realized it’s been 5 years since the release of PBS’s excellent documentary “The Amish”. This is one of the films I most often recommend on the Amish, and it struck me that some of you readers might not be aware of it. After previewing the film in 2012, I wrote the following: Adding to the Amish commentary is that…
The Sugarcreek, Ohio Budget newspaper is a vital print lifeline stretching across the diverse Anabaptist settlements of North and South America. Founded in 1890, this weekly paper out of Sugarcreek, Ohio, serves as an information exchange for families sometimes separated by great distances and formidable technological barriers. The Budget is among the favorites when it comes to Amish reading material. Budget ‘scribes’ regularly report on…
BUSINESS: Interesting profile of an Amish agribusiness in BusinessWeek. With the rise of entrepreneurship Amish have increasingly taken a rationalized approach to farm output as well, which in some communities means greater attention paid to diet and nutrition, use of artificial insemination, and other means of upping dairy production. There has also been an upswing in the number of specialized non-dairy ag businesses, such as…
…while finishing up work in the family shop: 'Okay well I think I've put in my day, I'm gonna go in the house and put another one in.' Amish women stay busy. You might like:Inside an Amish Home at Food Prep Time (28 Photos)by Erik/Amish AmericaonApril 4, 2023 9Five Money-Saving Tips From The Amish (Food & More)by Erik/Amish AmericaonApril 11, 2023 4Remarkable Video: INSIDE an…
I’d love to read your book and comment on it…I’m sure it is good
from all reports I’ve received.
Please add me to the drawing…I’d love to read this book!
Super, thanks so much Marilyn! Sorry there might have been some confusion–to enter the book giveaway contest, go to the Joyful Chaos blog here: http://ajoyfulchaos.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html
and leave a comment on “your favorite thing about spring” on that blog. The author of the blog will have a drawing on this Saturday, April3, for the winner.
To enter contest #2, you would just need to read the book and post a review of it on Amazon here: http://bit.ly/cFfr7A
Contest 2 is for the $25 Amazon gift certificate, and it ends Friday April 9. I will do that drawing, and send the winner the certificate in the mail!
I too would love to read ur book and do a readers opinion
on it. I love reading Amish America and your book will be
I would like to be entered for your book giveaway and give a readers
opinion on the book. I love reading Amish America. Your book will be
just awesome writing.
Super LeAnn, thank you! The Amazon review contest ends Friday April 9th, so that’s about 10 days from today.
Please include me, also. I would really love to read this book, too!!
I have fond memories of the Amish, while growing up in Ohio. I would visit the Amish in Holmes and Wayne County on weekends. God Bless the Amish!
Would love to be entered in your contestt
i would love to have this book.
I would love to win your book it sounds wonderful